Last Halloween, Playing With My Food

Eyeball soup

Smashed by mashed potato with gravy

Halloween things again, well, this past Halloween.

Eyeball Soup
Just a tomato soup recipe with a hotpot favorite savory vegan fish balls of your choice, as long as it is white, it will work (available in your Asian grocery store vegetarian section, I got mine at Heartland, a Taiwan-style vegetarian grocery store, near where I live).  Then I cut a bit out of the balls and then put in a piece of black olives.  Voila.

Smashed by Mashed Potato with Mushroom Gravy
It was the first time I had the currently popular soybean noodles (black soybean, not to be confused with black beans popular in American/South American cusines, which disintegrates quite readily after cooked).  Then with a bit of sliced Tofu Pups,  vegan mashed potato, and mushroom gravy of my own creation (recipe below), a grisly scene was upon a plate.  I love the soybean noodles, by the way, they are really chewy and contain a lot of protein.  Just make sure you don’t overcook it, as they would lose their chewiness overcooked.

Mushroom Gravy
A handful of dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked, squeezed
2 big fresh Chinese mahogany leaves
5-8 fresh sage leaves
Oil for sauteing (no more than 2 teaspoons)
Up to 3 cups of water
2-3 oz plain tempeh (about 1/3 of your usual tempeh in package)
1/4 cup of flour and 2 tablespoons of starch mixed in 1/2 cup of water
3-4 tablespoons soy sauce
Truffle oil to taste

Saute the mushrooms, Chinese mahogany leaves, and sage in a pot for 1 or 2 minutes
Add water and tempeh and heat until boil
Turn heat to simmer and add the flour-starch mixture slowly while mixing, then let it simmer for 1 minute
Blend it until completely mixed
Transfer mixture back to pot, add soy sauce and truffle oil, heat it until simmer
Serve warm

About leneatiengo

Vegan, without onion, garlic, leek, coriander/cilantro, hing (asafoetida), scallion, green onion, chives
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